Food & Farm Festivities to Enjoy This Fall

The air is crisp, the rains are here, and folks are bundled into their coziest sweaters. Conversations revolve around tea, soup, and how to use all that squash. Yes, it’s officially fall in Washington State. And while this is a time to slow down, the food and farming communities are still in full harvest swing – and you can join in the fun! 

Consider visiting a u-pick apple orchard or perhaps a pumpkin patch! You’ll discover more about farming, spend time in beautiful nature, and support farmers. Being part of the harvest is a powerful and fun way to connect to local growers and learn a little bit about how food gets from the farm to the table.

The cost is affordable and offers you a chance to stock up on your favorite fruits and veggies. Want the taste of autumn year-round? A day at a u-pick will prepare you for all the applesauce, pies, and preserves your heart could ever desire.

Got an upcoming potluck with folks you’d like to impress with a *hand-picked* pumpkin pie? Well, a u-pick trip is definitely for you. Not to mention, there are so many mental and physical benefits of spending time in nature and getting your hands dirty in the soil.

It’s an exciting trip for the whole family. Kids – and adults! –  love snacking on sweet and crunchy apples, picking the juiciest ones to take home for a future pie. *Hint* many u-pick farms also have even sweeter treats like apple cider donuts! 

The U-pick fun continues into the late fall winter when seasons change, and we find ourselves hunting for the perfect pumpkins, Christmas Trees, and garlands for holiday traditions and decor.

The WA Food & Farm Finder features over 130 U-Pick Farms across the state. Find one nearby, or as an addition to your next day trip for a change of scenery. Adventure awaits – find a u-pick farm near you!